On the Cusp of Transformation
Recent initiatives have improved public awareness and attracted investors to the Waste to Energy (WtE) segment. And, having experienced a learning cycle of last two decades, India is at the cusp of major transformation in MSW processing.
Reverse AuctioN for Short Term Power Procurement | Impact on Sector
Distribution networks have been one of the major bottlenecks in the entire value chain of the electricity sector reforms. It is estimated that distribution companies (discoms) have accumulated losses in the range of Rs.3.8 lakh crore and outstanding debt of around Rs.4.3 lakh crore.
GoI appeals to consumers to switch to LED bulbs
The Ministry of Power has stated that UJALA, GoI’s energy saving initiative has already resulted in 55,700,270 kWh worth of energy savings and reduced over 45,000 tonnes of carbon emissions; and that consumers should not get influenced by surveys presenting incorrect information about the distribution process of the UJALA scheme.
A look at the 14 smart grid pilot projects envisioned by the Government, which were small, but sure steps towards upgrading Indian power T&D infrastructure for the better.
The Power Paradox
The power sector of the country seems to be full of contradictions - there are about 300 million people who do not have access to power, about a third of the population is not lucky enough to escape scheduled and unscheduled power outages, but about 25,000 MW of installed capacity is unable to find buyers, the reason is that most of the power distribution companies (Discoms) are unable to buy enough power to cater their customers´ needs and even if they are ready to do so, there are not enough transmission lines to transfer excess power from pockets of plenty to the needy geographies.
Ushering in a new Dawn
Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) announced in the first week of November 2015 to overhaul the operations of distribution companies (discoms) though a slew of carrots and sticks has evoked hopes that the scheme could usher in a new dawn for the Indian power sector, which has been saddled with numerous problems.
Smartening our Grids
Smart Grid is an evolving set of various information and communication technologies working together to improve the present grid. Its application depends on the location and requirements.
POWER TODAY, through this story, tried to highlight the status check of these two reforms and importantly, the issues that the officials of State Electricity Boards (SEBs) and the implementing agencies have shared with us.
The Turn of the Tide
With a new slew of orders in the offing, India´s Rs 1.30 lakh crore electrical equipment industry has shown a positive trend after four consecutive quarters of negative growth.
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